Skip to content

    Pushing a Rectal Prolapse Into Place

    Font Size
    A
    A
    A

    Topic Overview

    If you or your child has a rectal prolapse, you may be able to push the prolapse back into place as soon as it occurs. Your doctor will let you know if this is okay to do.

    For a child

    • Put on latex gloves, and put lubricating jelly on your finger.
    • Gently push back any tissue that has come out of the anus.
    • Apply an ice pack to help decrease swelling. Be sure to keep a damp cloth between your child's skin and the ice pack so that the cold doesn't damage the skin.

    For yourself

    • Put on latex gloves, and put lubricating jelly on your finger. Or get a soft, warm, wet cloth.
    • Stand with your chest tucked as close to your thighs as you can.
    • Gently push back any tissue that has come out of the anus.
    • Apply an ice pack to help decrease swelling. Be sure to keep a damp cloth between your skin and the ice pack so that the cold doesn't damage the skin.

    If the rectal tissue cannot be inserted easily into the anus, see your doctor.

    1

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: November 14, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
    Next Article:

    Pushing a Rectal Prolapse Into Place Topics

    Hot Topics

    WebMD Video: Now Playing

    Click here to wach video: Dirty Truth About Hand Washing

    Which sex is the worst about washing up? Why is it so important? We’ve got the dirty truth on how and when to wash your hands.

    Click here to watch video: Dirty Truth About Hand Washing

    Popular Slideshows & Tools on WebMD

    disciplining a boy
    Types, symptoms, causes.
    fruit drinks
    Eat these to think better.
    Balding man in mirror
    Treatments & solutions.
    No gym workout
    Moves to help control blood sugar.
    Remember your finger
    Are you getting more forgetful?
    acupuncture needle on shoulder
    10 tips to look and feel good.
    Close up of eye
    12 reasons you're distracted.
    birth control pills
    Which kind is right for you?
    embarrassed woman
    Do you feel guilty after eating?
    woman biting a big ice cube
    Habits that wreck your teeth.
    pacemaker next to xray
    Treatment options.
    Pink badge on woman chest to support breat cancer
    Myths and facts.

    Women's Health Newsletter

    Find out what women really need.